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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 12:04pm

Library open house and crafts show

The 41st annual Richmond Beach Library Open House and Arts and Crafts Show will be take place on Friday, May 4, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m-5 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library, the event will be held at the Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave. NW.

The festival features local artists who will display their crafts, paintings and pottery for enjoyment and purchase. All proceeds will go toward enhancing programming at the Richmond Beach Library. Friday night features music by the Shorewood High School String Quartet, and Saturday will feature a book sale. There will be hands-on art activities for kids, and great prizes will also be raffled during the festival.

The Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival is also taking place on Saturday, May 5, from noon to 5 p.m. in the park adjoining the library.

Visit and shop at Relay for Life boutique

The perfect gift for Mother’s Day could be found at the Relay for Life event on the King’s High School campus in Shoreline on Saturday, May 5.

Handmade items and other gifts will be for sale at the Relay for Life event at Woolsey Stadium, Kings High School. Beginning at 10 a.m., attendees can enjoy coffee beverages at the Calico Coffee Espresso Bar while they shop.

Bike to work, get free coffee

Cascade Bicycle Club announces Starbucks Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18, and the Group Health Commute Challenge which takes place throughout May. The events are produced by the Club’s Education Foundation and coincide with National Bike Month, which was established in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists.

From 6 to 9 a.m. on May 18 bicycle commuters can stop at one of 38 commute stations located throughout King and Snohomish counties to receive a free water bottle, maps, snacks, commuting information, and have bikes checked by bike shop sponsors. A list of commute stations are available online or by request. The Starbucks Bike to Work Day Rally will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. outside Seattle City Hall where there will be music, speakers and free Starbucks coffee. In 2006, Starbucks Bike to Work Day rallied more than 10,000 commuters to try biking as an alternative to other modes of transportation.

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